We are extremely proud of our dedicated team. We hire only the best and most experienced employees to become a part of our team here at West Texas Equine Clinic. Our team is filled with highly dedicated horse lovers who are well trained at their jobs. They will do anything possible for their patients and the owners who love them.
Learning and education are very important here at West Texas Equine Clinic. We strive to have a state of the art hospital with a staff trained in the latest medical advances. Our patients deserve the very best veterinary care.
Basically, our team is full of horse lovers. They make it a goal to treat each patient like their own. They give each patient plenty of love and attention. They are prepared to discuss preventative medicine so that every horse can stay as healthy as possible. They will also do everything that they can to make a sick horse feel better as soon as possible.
If you would like to speak to someone on our team, don’t hesitate to contact us today at c.
Randy Lewis, DVM
Born and raised in the Abilene area, Dr. Lewis has been around horses his whole life. First exposed to horses at the age of three when his parents worked for famed cutting horse trainer Buster Welch. He knew at a very young age that he wanted to be a veterinarian. It was either that or a lion tamer. However, one horrific accident, assured that he would be a veterinarian.
Whatever you do, don’t google “Fat kid gets mauled by a lion”…..It’s haunting. Dr. Lewis graduated from Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine in 1997 along with his wife, Kimberly, who is a small animal veterinarian. His first two positions out of school had him working for Bud Farr, DVM in Lubbock and Joe Bob Stricklin, DVM in Abilene. Dr. Lewis started a solo practice in 1999 by leasing clinic space from Larry Dean, DVM in Abilene. By 2002, his equine practice had grown to the point that he no longer had to work on goats, pigs, and chickens. The local population of goats, pigs, and chickens breathed a collective sigh of relief. Dr. Lewis’ clientele is made up of a whole bunch of friends more so than merely clients. He is fervently interested in his clients’ successes as well as their failures: and is constantly striving to help them succeed. He is an avid team roper, who has competed in some of the highest paying equestrian events in the world. Therefore, he knows first hand what it feels like to back in there for life changing amounts of money. This allows him to understand that when you “ride to the herd”, “go down the alley”, or ” back in the box”, you want to KNOW that the horse between your legs is the best that he can possibly be.
Dr. Lewis (Randy) married Kimberly (The Real Dr. Lewis) in 1996 while they were Seniors in Vet School. Dr. Kimberly operates Key City Veterinary Clinic which is the longest operating small animal clinic in Abilene. Together, they have two wonderful children Gates, who is 17, and Brazos, who is 13. Right now Dr. Lewis is auditioning for the role of Rerun in the soon to be made remake of “What’s Happening”. However, if that doesn’t pan out, then you can be sure to find him either underneath or shoulder deep in a horse at West Texas Equine Clinic for years to come.
Meagan grew up in Abilene, TX. She got her first horse when she was 5 years old and has been riding since then. Even though never competing, horses held a special place in her heart.
She received a Bachelor’s of Science from Texas A&M University in 2015. In College Station she worked in Orthopedics and General Surgery but she has experience in other areas as well, such as cardiology, trauma, neurology, respiratory therapy, rehabilitation, and orthodontics.
Meagan has 2 horses of her own, Moe and Gator, as well as 2 dogs, Wes and Roo.
Carlie began riding horses when she was just eight and hasn’t stopped since. You will find her competing in the all-around events, HUS, and showmanship at AQHA shows. She holds a Reserve State champion and Regional 4H championship for showmanship in Florida. During high school, she was an active FFA member and a local 4H member and competitor for years as well.
Carlie is originally from Ocala, Florida, and spent time working as a technician for an equine veterinarian there. In August of 2016, her and her family relocated to the city of Abilene, Texas. She is excited to be apart of the West Texas Equine Clinic team and the great clients that come to see them.